What’s On - from August 3

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FRIDAY

WALK: Aug 3. All welcome, just turn-up at Barns Green (Village Sign near club) at 11am. Easy, mostly flat circular, guided, free sociable HDC Walk around the outskirts of the village. 2 miles, 1 hour. Peter 01403 741305.

WALK Aug 3. All welcome to Barns Green, 4 mile circular HDC Health Walk around the rural outskirts of the village, some stiles and steep steps and a long hill. Can be muddy in places. Meet at 11am at the corner of the green near the Village Club. 2 hours. Peter A 01403 741305.

WALK: Aug 3. Lock Estate & River Adur, all welcome, 5½ mile fairly flat new HDC Health Walk through ancient woodland and fields, excellent views of the South Downs. Meet in the car park at Partridge Green Village Hall (TQ190191, RH13 8HX) at 5.45pm. Good food and Dark Star beer available at the Partridge pub afterwards (email for menu partridgepub@gmail.com). No dogs, good walking boots necessary. 2½ hours. Pauline 01403 240419, Jane 261672, Jean 250869.

WILD About Plants, Aug 3, 10am-noon, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. Booking Essential. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

DEMENTIA Day Club held every Friday, 10.15am-3.15pm, at St John’s Church Hall, Broadbridge Heath. Regular musical entertainment. For more details contact Lyn on 07872 464004.

SATURDAY

JUMBLE Sale at Amberley Church Hall, Aug 4, 2.15pm. In aid of The Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice. Contact Ivy Read on 01798 831388.

OPTICS Weekend, Aug 4 & 5, 10am-4pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

SOCIAL rides organised by Crawley Wheelers. Want to ride at a social pace in the lanes around the Crawley and surrounding areas with like minded people? Crawley Wheelers are putting on rides every Saturday until late autumn aimed at people just like you. We have a number of set, risk assessed routes from 20 right up to 40 miles to allow you to build your fitness, gain more confidence on the roads through riding with experienced cyclists or just to get out and enjoy the wonderful countryside sitting on your doorstep. All rides are at a social pace that can be enjoyed by all – no-one will be left behind. No specialist equipment needed, just a bike in good working order and a helmet and we advise you to bring a drink plus a spare inner tube and pump just in case. All rides will include a tea stop. Meet at Virgin Active on Crawley Leisure Park at 9:45 to leave at 10 am. See www.crawleywheelers.co.uk or contact mark.penfold@blueyonder.co.uk for more information.

SUNDAY

SUNDAY Tea Dance, Aug 5, at the Steyning Centre, Fletchers Croft, Church Street, Steyning, 2.30-5pm. More details from Colin or Margaret on 01403 734409.

SOCIETY of Sussex Wealdmen has a year-round programme of walks on every Sunday. 12 to 20+ miles. Contact Peter on 01403 264564 or Betty on 01737 222964.

WALK: Horsham 20s-40s Walking Group walks from a different country pub every Sunday at 10.50am. Walks are approximately 5 miles long returning to the pub for lunch. See www.walkhorsham.com e-mail:walkhorsham@hotmail.com or call: 07872 113 674.

MONDAY

THE next meeting of the Southwater Local History Group will be held on Aug 6, 7.30pm at Beeson House, Lintot Square, Southwater. Non-members welcome - £3 entry. Ian Gledhill will be giving an illustrated talk on “Magnus Volk and his Railways”, including the Brighton and Rottingdean Seashore Electric Railway built in 1896. Further information from Jeremy Senneck Tel: 01403 731247.

FRIENDS Like Us, a friendship club for people with limited or restricted mobility who use a wheelchair, electric scooter, walking aid or stick. Meet at Millenium Hall, Crawley Road, Roffey, 2-4pm, first and third Monday of each month for cup of tea, chat and chance to participate in variety of activities (partners and carers welcome). Details: Anne Gillson on 01403 259696

TUESDAY

SOUTHWATER Bridge Club, Easteds Barn, Southwater. Duplicate Bridge, Tuesdays 2pm. Contact Paula on 01403 254667.

WALK: Aug 7. All welcome, free, just turn-up at 10am in Sussex Oak car park, Church Street, Warnham. Figure of eight 6½ mile sociable HDC Health Walk towards Rowhook. No dogs. 3¼ hours. Tony 01403 269232.

WALK: Aug 7. All welcome, just turn-up at Steyning Health Centre, Tanyard Lane, at 11am. Various, mostly flat circular, guided, free sociable HDC Walks around the outskirts of Steyning. 2 miles, 1¼ hours. Linda 01903 816865 or Lyn 369752.

WILD Families - Pondemonium!, Aug 7, 10am-noon, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

FIBROMYALGIA Support for Surrey and Sussex, Horsham Support Group. Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Club Room of Horsham Hospital, Hurst Road. Anyone with fibromyalgia, their carers, partners or family are welcome. For further information tel: 0844 887 2383 or email fmssas2@gmail.com Website www.fms-sas.co.uk

WEDNESDAY

WALK: Aug 8. Meet at 7pm outside The Crown, Dial Post, for a 6½ mile circular sociable walk to Shipley for the more experienced walkers sometimes over difficult terrain finishing in the pub. Well behaved dogs welcome. Please bring a good torch. Car sharing actively encouraged so please ask if you require a lift; go green! Ron 01403 265925.

WILD Familes - Night-time Wings & Other Things, Aug 8, 7.30-9.45pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. Booking Essential. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

HORSHAM Astronomy Group meet on the first Wednesday of the month for talks, occasional observing sessions, and for sharing advice on astronomical techniques at Christ’s Hospital. Please contact our secretary, Richard Griffith via our website at www.horshamastronomy.com, or phone John Bartlett (publicity officer) on 01306 884162 for details.

THURSDAY

WALK Aug 9. All welcome, meet at the Bat & Ball pub, Newpound Common, adjacent to Fisher’s Farm Park (TQ 060269, RH14 0EH) at 9.45. am for a new 5 mile HDC Health Walk, mostly flat (few stiles) past the paddocks of Moonsbrook Alpacas and along the Wey South path to Malham and on to Okehurst then back via Loves Bridge and Rowner Lock.. No dogs. 2 hours. Sue 01403 255710.

WILD Families - Insect Safari, Aug 9, 10am-12.30pm, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

WILDLIFE Walkabouts, Aug 9 and every Thursday, 10am-noon, at RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve, Wiggonholt, Pulborough. More information from 01798 875851 or www.rspb.org.uk/pulboroughbrooks

WISBOROUGH Green Farmers’ And Village Market, Aug 9, 9am-12.30pm, in the Village Hall and around the Village Pond – we hope! We have up to 30 stalls selling high quality local and hand-made produce, crafts and gifts, and tea, coffee and home-made cakes are provided by Macmillan volunteers. Stalls include: artisan bread, cakes, jams, cheese, honey, chutneys, lamb, pork, quail, guinea fowl, eggs, quiches etc, vegetables, chocolates, flour, plants, flowers, jewellery, soaps, candles, scarves, jute bags, computer help, childrens books, wooden painted signs, bird food, pet food and an ornamental blacksmith!!

REGULAR bingo evening in aid of the Mary How Trust for Cancer Prevention on the second Thursday of every month. Only 50p entry, great prizes, raffle and refreshments. Doors open 7pm, play starts at 7.30pm. Storrington Village Hall, 59 West Street, Storrington. Bingo page: www.maryhowtrust.org Click on ‘News and Events’.

GENERAL

1ST ROFFEY Scout Group, Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers at Scout hut, Cricketfield Lane, Roffey. Contact: Mrs Clair Richardson (01403) 211448.

BLUE Flash Music Trust. For details and updates visit www.blueflashmusic trust.org.uk or contact Robert Mayfield (01403) 267270.

CRAWLEY and North Sussex Ramblers Association has a year-round programme of walks for the weekend and occasionally midweek with experienced leaders – five miles to 12 miles. Contact Val on 01293 535852. www.crawleyramblers.org.uk

DUPLICATE Bridge. Adur Valley Bridge Clubs meets on Monday mornings (play begins at 9.30) Football Pavillion, Leisure Centre, Storrington, RH20 4PG; Tuesday afternoons (play begins at 13.30) The Hall of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Kings Walk, Shoreham Beach, BN43 5LF; Tuesday evenings (play begins at 19.15) Pauline Thaw Centre, Dale Avenue, Hassocks, BN6 8LW; Friday afternoons (play begins at 14.00) The Steyning Centre, Fletchers Court, Steyning, BN44 3XZ. New members and visitors are welcome at all sessions and we guaranteed to provide a partner. Further details on the website www.adurbridge.org.uk or by email to Bob or Kathy Whiting on adur.bridge@btinternet.com or by calling Bob or Kathy Whiting on 01403 711707.

FIT Mums – buggy workout for Mums with their babies,Tuesdays 10.30-11.30am and Wednesdays 2.30-3.30pm at Southwater Country Park, Southwater. Meet at the Visitors Centre. Contact: Shelley Blackhurst 0777 5655934 or e-mail shelley@stubly.co.uk Fun and friendly one hour exercise session for mums with their babies.

FREE MEND (exercise and healthy eating) Programme for children aged 8-13 and their families, Pavilions in the Park, Horsham, Monday and Wednesday 5.30-7.30pm. The programme is for children aged 8-13yrs old who are over a healthy weight for their age. This fun 10 week course will show children and their families how to get healthy and fit – and show them the techniques to make real healthy lifestyle changes! Book now to register for a FREE place: Call (01403) 219200.

HELP is at Hand is a long-established self-help group. Why not join our group, talk through your problems and share your concerns? Group discusses phobias, nightmares, low self-esteem, depression and more. Qualified therapists run the group. Donations only. Meetings are held weekly. Private appointments can be arranged. Ring Margaret on 01403 254123.

HORSHAM Arun Badminton Club meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Broadbridge Heath sports centre (8pm). Club and league standard players welcome. Contact: Ian (01403) 250337.

HORSHAM Borough (brass) Band rehearsals at Band Room, Three Acres, off Blackbridge Lane (Tues and Fri, 8.15-10.15pm). Junior tuition 7pm same nights.

HORSHAM Branch Royal British Air Force Association, Branch 665, Needles Farm Buildings, Three Acres, Horsham. Bar opening house: Tuesday 9.15pm-11pm; Thursday 8pm-11pm; Friday 8pm-11pm; Sunday noon-2pm. Any enquiries 01403 264691.

HORSHAM Bridge Club meets Monday to Friday at 22a East Street (behind/above Steamer Trading). New members are particularly welcome on Mondays and Tuesdays. More info from the chairman 01403 264986 or club 01403 254921 or website www.horshambridge.co.uk

HORSHAM Judo Club meets at Southwater Leisure Centre, Pevensey Road, Southwater, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Under eight years old 5.30-6.30pm, eight to 15 years old 6.30-7.30pm, seniors 7.30 - 8.30pm. Contact Derek Paxton 07778 670124.

HORSHAM Park Bowls Club has matches and various events throughout the season. Members have access to the green seven days a week until the end of September. The premises are open for practice sessions Monday - Friday 11am-2pm, Saturday 11am-1pm and Sunday 10am-1pm, when there will be a member on duty. If you are in the park during the afternoon when a match is in progress you are invited to pop in and watch. New members and visitors are always welcome. For more information telephone the bowls green (01403) 255336 during opening times or visit our website www.horshamparkbowls.co.uk

HORSHAM Rifle and Pistol Club meet most nights of the week plus weekends - wide variety of shooting disciplines catered for. New members welcome, young and old. More info: Colin Scrase 01403 260305.

HORSHAM Table Tennis Club - adult club night, Fridays, 8pm onwards. Adult coaching on Tuesdays, 8-10pm, for all abilities. League team opportunities at all levels for those keen to compete. Various junior sessions. Further information: Ian Ford 01403-215634 or mob 07764 146338.

HORSHAM Volunteer Centre provides information on volunteer opportunities and links people to the groups and organisations seeking volunteers. The Volunteer Centre is at The Octagon in Chart Way and can be contacted on 01403 232100 or by email at horshamVC@hacvs.org If you would like to find an activity to suit your interests and availability, Horsham Volunteer Centre will be pleased to hear from you, or visit www.horshamvolunteercentre.wordpress.com which has a link to the Do-It national database of volunteer opportunities.

ICEBREAKERS the dining club for the single over 40’s. There’s no joining fee, your only commitment is paying the advised charge for the evening. So what have you got to lose? Absolutely nothing… So call us now to book your place at one of our distinctive dining events and see what life can hold for you. Telephone: Maria on 01403 262477 or Jacquie on 01403 273480; www.icebreakersclub.co.uk Icebreakers, The club that gets single people together. Let us break the ice for you...

JOIN Horsham Speakers Club’s warm and friendly atmosphere and learn speaking skills, how to talk with confidence and on any occasion. Contact: Martin Jeremiah 01403 232548 (work), 07074 627846 (home).

KEENAGERS Badminton Club meets at Broadbridge Heath Sports Centre every Monday and Friday (9.30am) and Wednesday (2pm). Contact Honor (01403) 261802.

MAGOG Ladies Morris Dancers are keen to recruit new dancers. The group, established in 1974 spend September to May practising and then perform to local pubs and attend other paid events during the summer months. No experience is needed and everyone is welcome. Anyone with queries or interested in joining the dancers should contact the ‘bag’ Anne Sartain on 01798 875412.

STORRINGTON Short Mat Bowls Club, Chanctonbury Leisure Centre, Storrington, Monday afternoon and Friday evening. Contact Peter Westrip 01903 740896 or Bob Manning 01903 745201.